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Adam Rippon Lands NBC Correspondent Gig

USA Today reports: U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon, the openly gay Olympic team bronze medalist who has become one of the best-known names at these Games, has been hired by NBC to work as a correspondent during the remainder of the Olympics, NBC spokesman Greg Hughes told USA TODAY Sports Sunday evening. Rippon, 28, will work for the network on ...

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Gus Kenworthy Kisses Boyfriend On Live Olympic TV

The Guardian reports: When the American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy shared a kiss with boyfriend Matthew Wilkas at the bottom of the hill before Sunday morning’s ski slopestyle qualifying, neither was immediately aware the moment was captured by NBC’s cameras. But the significance of an openly gay male athlete kissing another man on primetime network television during one of the ...

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Olympian Adam Rippon Finishes Tenth [VIDEO]

Tenth in the scoring, but he definitely took first place as the darling of the 2018 Olympics, judging by thousands of adoring fans worldwide on Twitter. USA Today reports: Adam Rippon’s Olympic competition came to an end Saturday but his impact on the Games did not. Minutes after skating a clean free skate that put him in 10th place at ...

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Samsung Chronicles Gus Kenworthy’s Roots [VIDEO]

In the first of a three-clip series, this afternoon Samsung published a short video which chronicles gay Olympian Gus Kenworthy’s “Road To Pyeongchang.” Samsung is just one of the major endorsements earned by Kenworthy, who won a silver in Sochi and is a favorite to medal in South Korea. On an unrelated note, there’s this: Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy ...

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Gay Olympian Rejects Overture From Mike Pence

USA Today reports: Mike Pence was so concerned about the criticism he received from U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon that his staff went to the extraordinary length of asking the U.S. Olympic Committee to set up a conversation between the two – an offer Rippon turned down. According to two people with knowledge of the situation who were not ...

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Gay Olympian Gus Kenworthy Slams Mike Pence As A “Bad Fit” To Lead the US Olympic Delegation [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Freeskier Gus Kenworthy, one of the first two openly gay male athletes to represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics, told Ellen Degeneres that he things Vice President Mike Pence is a “bad fit” to lead the U.S. delegation to Pyeongchang, South Korea this month. Kenworthy’s comments echoed those of figure skater Adam Rippon, who has harshly ...

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Ivanka To Lead Presidential Delegation To Olympics

CNN reports: Ivanka Trump will lead the Presidential delegation to South Korea for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic winter games, a White House official told CNN Monday. The first daughter and senior adviser was asked to attend the closing ceremony by her father, President Donald Trump, and the United States Olympic Committee, the official said. Vice President ...

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MINNEAPOLIS: Philadelphia Fans Mistakenly Flock To Eagle Bar To Watch Super Bowl, Have Fun Anyway

Cyd Zeigler reports at Outsports: In cities around the world, bars bearing the name “Eagle” are gay — and usually gay leather — bars. New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Dallas, and many other cities have local dives bearing the name “Eagle.” One city that doesn’t have one? Philadelphia. There, The Bike Stop has been the big gay leather bar ...

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Fox News Commentator Mocks Justin Timberlake’s Manhood Because He Won’t Let His Son Play Football

“This guy was in a boy band, I think his son will be much more qualified to be in a boy band. It’s a lot safer on stage than it is on a football field, right? Come on, this is indicative of the way the elites see football, and tough sports and manhood, frankly. You learn things when you get ...

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NFL Hall Of Fame Quarterback Brett Favre: The Only Way To Make Football Safer Is Not To Play [VIDEO]

Retired NFL Hall Of Fame quarterback Brett Favre issued a sobering assessment ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl: “How do you make the game safer? You don’t play. You know, I mean, is that going to happen? No, I think the NFL is here to stay, obviously. And that being said, I think we, we have started the ball rolling, ...

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Up To 175 Year Sentence For Pedophile Sports Doctor

The Associated Press reports: The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: “I just signed your death warrant.” “It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again. You ...

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Tennis Star Unmasked As Far-Right Follower

Business Insider reports: After being knocked out from the Australian Open in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, American breakout tennis star Tennys Sandgren blasted the media for its coverage of him in recent days. Sandgren, 26, made a surprise run through the Australian Open, but faced scrutiny over past Twitter use that seemed to support the alt-right movement. Previous tweets and ...

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Ralph Lauren Unveils US Olympic Uniforms [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Polo Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA’s Olympic parade uniforms Monday and social media haters can leave the ugly sweater jokes back in Sochi. Roundly mocked in 2014 for a chaotic, patchwork cardigan sweater, the brand went classic red, white and blue this time around for the opening ceremony and white for the closing parade of athletes in ...

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Trump Might Shun Super Bowl Interview Tradition

Variety reports: The Super Bowl has launched dozens of customs, ranging from the event’s eye-popping halftime show to the consumption of thousands of pounds of pizza, buffalo wings, and seven-layer dip. In 2018, however, one new tradition is in danger of being broken. The White House has at present, according to a person familiar with the matter, indicated to NBC ...

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Gay Olympian Doesn’t Want To Meet Mike Pence

USA Today reports: Adam Rippon, the 2016 U.S. men’s figure skating champion who is believed to be the first openly gay U.S. Winter Olympian, criticized the White House’s selection of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the 2018 U.S. Olympic delegation to South Korea in a phone interview with USA TODAY Sports Tuesday night. “You mean Mike Pence, the same ...

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Alabama Crimson Tide Quarterback Credits National Championship Win To “Speaking In Tongues” [VIDEO]

From the far-right Charisma News: Minutes after throwing the game-winning touchdown pass in Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game in Atlanta, Alabama Tua Tagovailoa wasn’t hesitant to give God the credit. “I was praying,” Tagovailoa says. “I was speaking in tongues. It kept me calm.” He continued: “I would say my poise comes from my faith. I just ...

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Figure Skater Adam Rippon Becomes First Openly Gay Man To Qualify For US Winter Olympics [VIDEO]

NPR reports: As of Sunday morning, 28-year-old figure skater Adam Rippon will be the first openly gay man to compete for the United States in the Winter Olympics. Despite a disappointing fourth-place performance at the U.S. figure skating championships Saturday night, Rippon was selected to join Nathan Chen and Vincent Zhou in Pyeongchang next month. “I’m really grateful that the ...

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Papa John’s CEO Steps Down After NFL Flap

The Associated Press reports: Papa John’s founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by players — comments for which the company later apologized. Schnatter will be replaced as chief executive by Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie on Jan. 1, the company announced Thursday. Schnatter, ...

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Hockey Announcers Casually Discuss Grindr

Outsports reports: Ottawa Senators hockey announcers Dean Brown and Gord Wilson were promoting their post-game radio call-in show on TSN1200 Saturday for the game against the Montreal Canadiens when the discussion veered into, of all things, the gay meet-up app Grindr. Dean Brown: “Gord and I … [will take] calls, questions, emails — Tinder, Twitter, Grindr — all the social ...

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NFL Launches Investigation After Texas QB Is Allowed To Return To Game After Scary Concussion [VIDEO]

SB Nation reports: Tom Savage suffered a concussion against the 49ers that forced T.J. Yates to come in at quarterback. He would later be ruled out after further evaluation, but not before coming back into the game for a series, somehow, before doctors properly diagnosed him. The handling of the incident is sure to bring questions. Savage was clearly hurt, ...

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